NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Upper East Side Thursday evening.
The 68-year-old woman was struck near 78th Street and York Avenue, officials told CBS2. Police said a 2005 Honda Pilot had been headed north on York Avenue when it struck the woman, who was trying to cross York Avenue at the time.READ MORE: MTA, Union Leaders Call For More NYPD Officers To Patrol Subways After Off-Duty Conductor Nearly Blinded By Attacker
“It sounded like, bam! And then, the guy, he told me someone hit the lady,” said Gilberto Solano, who had been working in a nearby bodega.
Solano said two people tried to help the woman and asked if she was OK, but she did not respond. An ambulance came soon afterward, he said.READ MORE: New Jersey Native Jovan Collazo Accused Of Hijacking School Bus At Gunpoint, Holding Elementary School Students Hostage In South Carolina
The driver remained at the scene, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.
The woman was rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in an unspecified condition, the FDNY said. She was later pronounced dead, officials confirmed.
The woman was identified as Andrea Kremen of Fort Lee.MORE NEWS: NYPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime After Statue Of Polish Hero Father Jerzy Popiełuszko Is Vandalized
The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was investigating late Thursday.